SYDNEY (09 August 2021) – Leading global Buy Now Pay Later company, Zip Co Limited, has today announced the appointment of Nicola King as its new Director of Global Communications. Nicola joins Zip from her role as a Managing Director at global consulting and advisory firm Teneo, where she spent six years supporting the firm’s international clients, first from London and more recently from Teneo’s Sydney office.
Based in Sydney, Nicola will lead external and executive communications, working with ‘Zipsters’ across the company’s 12 international markets to implement a global communications strategy that drives Zip’s renewed purpose to rebalance the power of payments, putting people at the centre.
With a passion for leadership and building brands, Nicola joins Zip with over 17 years of global experience in corporate communications strategy. During her tenure at Teneo, Nicola was responsible for directing client strategies, communications and issues management, working across the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and APAC, to help clients enhance their reputations, build trust with their stakeholders and navigate disruption.
Previously, she spent four years in the US as Head of External Communications for health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross, supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and during the global financial crisis she advised on Strategic and Stakeholder Communications at the UK’s Financial Services Authority.
Chief Customer Officer of Zip, Steve Brennen, said:
“Nicola is an incredibly accomplished communications leader, with professional strategic and management experience that spans a wide range of industries and sectors. She brings a breadth of insight and knowledge to the role.
“Nicola understands the complexity of being a global brand, challenging the status quo. She’ll work hand-in-hand with our executive team, to drive brand awareness and trust among our global merchants, customers and partners”.
Director of Global Communications at Zip, Nicola King, said:
“I’m excited to be joining Zip as we launch our new brand and establish ourselves as a unified global business.”
“As a customer, I’ve experienced Zip’s people-first approach and witnessed the company’s commitment to building innovative, responsible and transparent payments products. There is a huge opportunity for the BNPL industry to change the way people pay. I look forward to being part of the team that is helping businesses and consumers around the world to take control of their financial future.”
Nicola assumed the role at Zip on 29th June, reporting to Zip Chief Customer Officer Steve Brennen.